We set up our environment so children have access to many different, high quality, developmentally appropriate books and other reading and writing materials; We offer many opportunities throughout the day to playfully explore and engage in literacy activities involving reading, writing, learning letters and sounds.
Around age 3 children start showing interest for letter learning, and ” writing”. Their trace on paper becomes more intentional. We follow their interest by doing some projects where they can learn letters in many different activities. Shaping them through play dough, writing in sand, and tracing on paper with different medium. We teach them how to control their gesture, and hand movement. We provide magnetic alphabet letters or other kinds of letters for children to manipulate and explore.
We will explore math skills, through our everyday activities: By counting how many friends are with us at school, by adding rocks, leaves, nuts, any recycled nature materials we have in our loose parts collection.